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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jan 25, 2011 11:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At Sea

I've got another GATT question, too. If a UK film is cut down for release in the US, and given a new name, would this US release be protected as a derivative work under GATT or as a UK movie released first in the US on which GATT wouldn't apply?

I'm thinking of the 76 minute-long movie The Atomic Man (1955), which I posted here a while ago. It was released as Timeslip, and ran 93 minutes in the UK. I don't know if the full length movie was released in the US, or if that's important. The US copyright for The Atomic Man wasn't renewed, but Timeslip was under copyright in the UK when GATT went into effect. There's a GATT/URAA restoration notice for Timeslip at USCO.